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A place to find all news, articles, schedules, nominations, winners, coverage and analysis on the Austin Film Festival.

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The Tracking Board At The 2016 Austin Film Festival
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AFF excerptAs the 2016 Austin Film Festival closes out, we’re recapping some of the highlights of the week. Each year, AFF furthers the art and craft of filmmaking by inspiring and championing the work of filmmakers who use the language of film and television to tell a story. Our on-the-ground reporter was there to cover it all, including the exclusive party sponsored by The Tracking Board hosted by writer-director Jeff Nichols.

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AFF 2016 — Good vs. Bad Comic Book Adaptations
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capt-america-civil-war-excerptThe journey of comic book adaptations has had its ups and downs but we are living in the Golden Age of the genre. There have been good ones and there have been bad ones. During the Austin Film Festival, Marvel movie writers John Turman, Cort Lane, Edward Ricourt, and Ashley Miller gave their two cents on the difference between the good and the bad.

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AFF 2016 — Complete List of Screenplay and Film Competition Jury Award Winners
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aff-excerptThe Austin Film Festival announced their winners for the 2016 Screenplay Competition as well as the winners for the Film Competition Jury Award. One of the big screenplay winners of the festival was Henry Jones’ Static. Described as a grounded, visionary sci-fi thriller, the script was acquired by Inkubate, the new banner for Godzilla’s Max Borenstein focused on character-driven genre material in film and television

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AFF 2016 — How Four Screenwriters Turned Failure Into Success
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screenwriting-excerptExperienced screenwriters Malcolm Spellman, John Turman, and writing duo Cormac and Marianne Wibberly have their fair share of “failures” — but they weren’t really failures. They managed to see a silver lining and make the best lemonade they could out of the lemons the industry threw at them.

5 - AWARDS & FESTIVALS NEWS
AFF 2016 — 7 Tips For Submitting to the Nicholl Fellowship and Other Workshops & Competitions
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aff-excerptEvery year thousands of aspiring writers submit their TV and film scripts to dozens upon dozens of fellowships, workshops and contests (including our own). There is no secret formula to “win” any of these uber-competitive programs — but that doesn’t mean that you don’t have a chance. Lucky for you, we wrangled some advice from the VIP’s who run four highly sought-after screenwriting programs.

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AFF 2016 — Chris Sparling, Anne Rapp, and Cindy McCreery Talk Writing For Hollywood Outside of Hollywood
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aff excerpt borderedIf you’re a working screenwriter, chances are you probably live in Hollywood or in the immediate vicinity of the hustle and bustle of the industry. If you’re an aspiring screenwriter, you probably think that you have to move to L.A. in order to have a lucrative career in the biz… and that’s kind of true. It’s doable, but with some caveats. For screenwriters Cindy McCreery, Anne Rapp, and Chris Sparling.

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Austin Film Festival Adds “The Edge of Seventeen” & “Bleed For This” to Lineup
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THE EDGE OF SEVENTEENThe 23rd annual Austin Film Festival and Screenwriters Conference has made two new additions to its impressive film slate. For the fest’s centerpiece film, they have selected STX’s coming-of-age dramedy The Edge of Seventeen starring Hailee Steinfeld and Woody Harrelson while the closing night film will be Open Road’s boxing biopic Bleed For This starring Miles Teller.

4 - INDUSTRY NEWS
YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE 2015 AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL
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The 22nd annual Austin Film Festival kicks off on Wednesday October 28th and continues through Thursday November 5th with panels, pitch events, film screenings, script readings, and of course, parties. In honor of this year’s fest, we’re offering a 10% discount code to use towards memberships and coverage services…